Lorraine wrote:I noticed tonight that a POP UP for Netscape 7.1 is a new pop up
which checks your browser to see if you have the latest version.
Of course, I don't so it said I should download Netscape 7.1
Antony, you are correct, someone is still promoting Netscape.
You have "Update Notifications" switched on. This is not
AOL promoting the browser they recently culled,
but your copy of Netscape 7.02 automatically checking the Netscape servers to see if any new versions
are available. As Netscape 7.1 is available, your copy of Netscape 7.02 is displaying a dialog box, that
informs you automatically that a new updated version can be downloaded. It is not a web based
promotional popup ad promoting Netscape, but is an actual feature of the browser.
(Go to - Edit - Preferences - Advanced - Software Installation - Update Notifications.)
Netscape 7.1 itself, also has this feature. Even though there won't be any more major Netscape browser
releases, should there be any maintenance updates are posted on the Netscape servers to fix any bugs
and/or security problems that may arise. You'll be automaticall notified of any v7.1.x updates, but it's
very unlikely that any of us will ever be notified of a Netscape 8.0, unless some company buys the
charred remains of Netscape Communications Corporation from AOL. Sadly though, that seems
very unlikely, as even the likely candidates (Sun, IBM, RedHat) haven't stepped forward.
At least Mozilla.org has a better future ahead of it than Netscape does.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Netscape/7.1 (DJGM-i.net)
SeaMonkey = Swiss Army Knife: It's versatile, reliable, and contains useful tools.
Windows Internet Explorer = Old Swiss Cheese: Full of holes, and it stinks!